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Preventing Wrongful Termination Suits

The decision to fire an employee is not one you should arrive at haphazardly. Termination is an issue that affects every business sooner or later. In every case, it must be handled with the proper care and attention to mitigate the risk of a wrongful termination claim.  Why Litigation Is Something to Avoid  Winning a […]

How to Create a Clear Harassment Policy in Your Workplace

Creating a policy around workplace harassment may not be high on an employer’s to-do list. There may be the temptation to cut and paste a policy from another employer and be done with it. However, this common shortcut can leave your business exposed to serious liability issues in the future. Instead, your harassment policy should […]

3 Employment Law Disputes You Can and Should Prevent

Both employers and employees have rights under federal and state laws. Sometimes additional rights are established within a contract when an employee is hired. Unfortunately, employment law disputes are common. Whether you run a small business with only a handful of employees or a large corporation, you don’t need to be in business for long to realize the risk. Here are three of the […]

Could your business defend itself against a lawsuit brought by an employee? Even with inclusive and positive company cultures, fair pay, and an equal opportunity employment policy, your company could still be at risk. Multiple lawsuits can arise in the workplace, although most are avoidable by using human resource strategies and employee management procedures.   The Top Five Most Common Workplace Lawsuits   […]

Businesses across many sectors are turning to gig workers more and more to help fill in gaps in their workforce and meet other goals. In many ways, this is an ideal arrangement for both employers and gig workers. There are numerous cost-saving benefits for employers as they do not pay for federal or state payroll taxes, workers’ […]

Working remotely, the gig economy, and contract work is increasing exponentially. Companies from many different business sectors are all filling in labor gaps with gig or contract workers. Many of them perform their contracted duties remotely. While this is convenient for both the company and the contractor, it opens the door to many business risks.  One of the most […]

Working From Home: Office Policies for 2021

A new year is fast-approaching, bringing new beginnings, fresh starts, and changes. If your business hasn’t updated its employee handbook recently, it’s time to make some changes. While many portions of an employee handbook will fundamentally remain the same, others need updating as time progresses. Cultures change, as do technologies and laws. Your handbook should be […]

The Lawful Activities Statute, C.R.S. 24-34-402.5 One of the exceptions to the general rule that an employer can terminate an at-will employee at any time for any reason as mentioned in an earlier post, Employees and Independent Contractors: The Basic Framework, is the statutory protection of an employee’s legal off-duty activities.  Under the Lawful Activities […]